Annika McKenzie Stegall, the daughter and blessing of Clay and Jeri Ann Stegall, was born Oct. 18, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Miss. Annika is now joyfully resting in the arms of Jesus. She weighed 2 pounds and 5 ounces and was 16 inches long with blonde hair.
A graveside memorial service was arranged by Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs, Miss., and Annika was buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc. Grant Stegall officiated the service, reading Psalm 46.
Annika McKenzie is survived by her parents, Clay and Jeri Ann Stegall; maternal grandparents, Johnny and Teresa Burlison; paternal grandmother, Dot Stegall; maternal great-grandparents, George and Betty Krone; three aunts; two uncles and three cousins. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Mack Stegall; maternal great-grandparents, Woodrow and Donnie Lee Burlison and paternal great-grandparents, Clay and Margaret Stegall and Lane and Rosie McKenzie.
A memorial fund has been set up at Citizens' Bank, 521 Main Street, Philadelphia, Ms. 39350, (601) 656-4692, for church nursery items and bibles.